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Studies Link Height, Heart Disease Research: Shorter Men Have Greater Risk Of Heart Trouble

Is being short a liability in matters of the heart? For men - but not women - the answer emerging from doctors seems to be yes. Two new studies from …


Bad Writing Is Linked To Alzheimer’s Nuns With Low Language Skills Have High Rate Of Disease

Sixty years ago when two young women studying to be nuns were about to take their final vows, they were required to write an autobiography. “Sister A” wrote: “I was …


Finding A Vaccine For Aids A Matter Of ‘If, If, If’ Vaccine Is Years Away, Partly Because It’s Not A Priority For Activists, Companies

On the heels of last week’s elating news that scientists finally had a handle on suppressing AIDS with new drugs comes this week’s sobering word: There is no hope for …


Men’s Brains Wear Out Faster, Researcher Says

Men lose brain tissue three times faster than women as they age, with the sharpest decline in the part of the brain that governs mental flexibility and attention span, according …


Electricity Key To New Cavity Finder

Scientists may have found a better way for your dentist to look for cavities. It involves passing an electric current through a tooth and all the way down your arm. …


New Drug Mix Also Prevents Hiv Growth

The fight against AIDS took another step forward Tuesday as scientists announced they had been unable to grow the human immunodeficiency virus from the blood cells of AIDS patients treated …


Whey May Block Aids Infection

A. Robert Neurath holds a chart Tuesday showing how HIV is halted. Photo by Associated Press


Common Female Infection Linked To Premature Births Condition Affects Up To One-Fourth Of Pregnant Women

An extremely common, easy-to-cure female infection is responsible for about 6 percent of all premature births, making it a major underlying cause of infant mortality, researchers say.


Another Reason To Drink Wine Found

Just in time for the holiday weekend, medical researchers are reporting an experiment showing another health benefit of wine: its superior ability to kill off illness-causing bacteria in food. Writing …


New Aids Drug Shows Hope For Hepatitis B

A medicine approved last month to treat AIDS also shows promise against hepatitis B. The drug, 3TC, suppresses the hepatitis B virus in people with chronic infections, stopping its damage …


Second Breast Cancer Gene Identified

An international team of scientists has identified a second major breastcancer gene that makes some women highly likely to get the disease. In families with a strong history of breast …


Study: Popular Snuff Brands Have Highest Nicotine Levels

Of the five best-selling brands of snuff, the most popular have the highest content of nicotine and cancercausing chemicals, researchers say. A study to be published today in the Journal …


Coffee May Cut Chance Of Conception

Women trying to get pregnant may be able to improve their chances by cutting back on the coffee, a study suggests. The Johns Hopkins University study found that women who …


Man Gets Baboon Marrow Experimental Surgery Could Save Or Kill Aids Patient

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Anti-Cocaine Vaccine Developed

Scientists have developed an experimental cocaine vaccine that blocks the drug’s powerfully seductive “high” by spawning antibodies that mop up drug particles in the bloodstream before they reach the brain. …


Enzyme Prevents Stroke Disability Scientists Develop First Emergency Therapy

Neuroscientists report they have developed the first effective emergency therapy for stroke, an advance that could prevent as many as 44,000 Americans from becoming disabled each year. The treatment involves …


Approval Urged For Ulcer Antibiotic Government Scientists Favor Drug That Will Kill Bacteria

In a move that could change the way millions of ulcer sufferers are treated, government scientists urged approval Wednesday of the first antibiotic therapy to kill the bacteria behind the …


Timing Is Everything In Fertility Research Finds Six-Day Window Each Month For Conception

Couples trying to conceive a baby have only six days a month of reliable fertility, a narrower window of opportunity than previously thought, a new study shows. And contrary to …


Eating Higher-Fat Fish Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Some of the latest big nutrition news - that eating fatty fish once a week lowers heart disease risks - arrived hard on the heels of a recent study that …


Drug Uses Fat To Fight Fatal Fungal Infection

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new product that uses microscopic fat bubbles to fight a frequently fatal fungal infection. Aspergillosis is a systemic fungal infection that devastates …


Infants’ Breathing Pattern May Identify Their Risk Of Dying From Sids

Some babies who succumb to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome show abnormal breathing patterns in their first few days or months, researchers reported Wednesday. The finding might one day be used …


New Spread Reduces Cholesterol Scientific Margarine Tastes Good, Researchers Claim

Finnish researchers whipped up a batch of margarine that lowers cholesterol levels and even tastes good. The new scientific spread, developed by a team from the University of Helsinki in …


Heart Disease In Women Often Missed

Women survive heart disease just as well as men if they get equivalent treatment, but all too often doctors fail to diagnose heart disease in female patients, researchers reported Tuesday …


Brain Scan Captures Misfiring Treatment Of Schizophrenics Could Improve With Imaging

Like modern-day Magellans mapping the landscape of madness, scientists reported Wednesday the first successful imaging of the hallucinating brains of schizophrenic patients. The feat, a technical tour de force, may …


Progress Noted Against Alzheimer’s

The discoverer of a genetic trait linked to Alzheimer’s says he has figured out how it causes the disease - by weakening the microscopic “plumbing” that carries nutrients to brain …


Aids Drug 3tc Endorsed By Fda Advisory Panel

The drug 3TC should be approved as the first new initial therapy to treat AIDS since the original AIDS drug AZT, scientific advisers told the Food and Drug Administration on …


Banned Tranquilizer Helps Aids Patients Associated Press

Thalidomide, the tranquilizer banned worldwide for causing severe birth defects, heals the severe mouth ulcers that plague AIDS patients, the National Institutes of Health announced Tuesday. The NIH found thalidomide …


Fda Approves Laser System That Zaps Nearsightedness

The Food and Drug Administration approved the nation’s first laser to correct nearsightedness Friday but warned Americans to be cautious in deciding to get their eyes zapped because the device …


Fda Panel Backs Device That Microwaves Prostates

A device that literally microwaves enlarged prostates may relieve symptoms better than drugs and clearly is safer than surgery for the condition that hits millions of aging men, government scientists …


Mice Testicles Aid In Lab Transplants

A substance found in rodent testicles may hold the key to preventing the rejection of transplanted organs, researchers said Wednesday. A research team at the University of Colorado Health Sciences …